Battle of Urfa

Battle of Urfa

Turkish War of Independence

Battle of Urfa
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1920 Feb 9 - Apr 11

Battle of Urfa

Urfa, Şanlıurfa, Türkiye

The Battle of Urfa was an uprising in the spring of 1920 against the French army occupying the city of Urfa (modern Şanlıurfa) by the Turkish National Forces. The French garrison of Urfa held out for two months until it sued for negotiations with the Turks for safe conduct out of the city. The Turks reneged on their promises, however, and the French unit was massacred in an ambush staged by the Turkish Nationalists during its retreat from Urfa.

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